Chilean wines triumph in Decanter Awards

The Decanter Awards 2016 was a triumph for Chile with hundreds of trophies and medals scooped.

This year was a bumper year for Chilean wine in the Decanter Awards as over 60% of the Chilean wines entered in the competition took home an award, with 6 Platinum Best in Show, 8 Platinum Best in Category, 16 Gold, 114 Silver, 293 Bronze and 186 Commended.

‘I’m thrilled at the results, this is by far and away the best performance for Chile in any of the major wine competitions,” said Wines of Chile UK Director Anita Jackson. “With so many medals it firmly re-establishes Chile’s winemaking credentials and endorses them at all levels within the UK market and beyond as well as recognising the passion and quality in Chile’s winemaking skills. Using these Decanter accolades will confirm the premium image of Chile and lead to an uplift in sales.”

The full list will be published in the July edition of Decanter. Some of the highlights were the wines that won the prestigious Platinum categories, inlcuding:

Garces Silva

Boya Pinot Noir 2014



Best Chilean Pinot Noir under £15





Best Chilean Chardonnay over £15

De Martino

Marks & Spencer Colinas Del Itata Old Vine Field Blend 2014



Best White Blend under £15

Pais De Poetas

Merlot 2014



Best Chilean Red Bordeaux Varietals under £15

Casas del Bosque

Pequeñas Producciones 2014



Best Chilean Red Rhône Varietals over £15

J. Bouchon

Canto Sur 2015



Best Red Blend under £15

Cono Sur

20 Barrels Pinot Noir 2014



Best Chilean Pinot Noir over £15

Cono Sur

Single Vineyard Block 23 Rulos del Alto Riesling 2015



Best Dry Riesling under £15

Miguel Torres

Días de Verano Reserva  Muscat 2015



Best Dry Aromatic under £15


La Moneda Reserva Malbec 2015



Best Red Single-Varietal under £15

Cono Sur

Silencio Cabernet Sauvignon 2011



Best Chilean Red Bordeaux Varietals over £15

Viña Leyda

Single Vineyard Kadún Sauvignon Gris 2014



Best Chilean White Single-Varietal over £15


Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2013



Best Chilean Sauvignon Blanc over £15


Sauvignon Blanc 2015



Best Sauvignon Blanc under £15

By Amanda Barnes